Summary: I have bought my first Philips HR1871/00 Avance Juicer on the 10th of January 2014. I used it for the first time the coming Sunday and it worked brilliantly. However, the next morning the machine suddenly smoked and stopped working. i had to return it to Argos and same thing happened to the next 3 juicers i had. Same thing happened today and I just decided to get my money back and return the machine. It's a waste of money.
Summary: I bought this product because it was recommended by Jason Vale (Juicemaster - who I think is great by the way). I started my 5 day juicing diet - and on day 3 my juicer started to stink and smoke filled my kitchen. I took the juicer back and got a new one. A few days later I was juicing an apple & some spinach and yet again smoke and an acrid smell filled my kitchen. I took it back and purchased a Heston Sage instead.
Summary: If you want to pay a lot of money for a juicer that lasts less than two months - go ahead. - But may I humbly suggest you look at another juicer - this Philips HR1871/00 Advance Juicer is a waste of your money. I loved my juicer, but realistically would prefer to buy a pice of kit that lasts a few years not a few weeks.